Minnesota W-4 Form (W-4MN)

Minnesota W-4 Form
On July 14th 2010, MN Dept of Revenue introduced a new withholding form - W-4MN. Some employees may be required to fill out the W-4MN in addition to the Federal W-4. If the employee claims the same number of Minnesota allowances as federal and does not request additional Minnesota withholding nor claim exemption from Minnesota withholding, there is no need for the employee to complete Form W-4MN. Use the number of federal withholding allowances to determine the Minnesota withholding.

You must have employees complete Form W-4MN in addition to the federal Form W-4 if they:

  • claim fewer Minnesota allowances than federal allowances (Minnesota allowances cannot exceed the number of federal allowances),
  • claim more than 10 Minnesota withholding allowances,
  • request additional Minnesota withholding be deducted each pay period, or
  • claim to be exempt from federal withholding or claim to be exempt from Minnesota withholding
Keep all forms in your records.

When to send copies of Form W-4MN to MN Revenue:
You must send copies of Form W-4MN to the department if the employee:

  • claims more than 10 Minnesota withholding allowances; or
  • claims to be exempt from Minnesota withholding and you reasonably expect the employee's wages to exceed $200 per week (Exception: if the employee is a resident of a reciprocity state and has completed Form MWR); or
  • request additional Minnesota withholding be deducted each pay period, or
  • you believe the employee is not entitled to the number of allowances claimed. Note: You are not required to verify the number of withholding allowances claimed by each employee.

Mail to:
Minnesota Revenue, Mail Station 6501, St. Paul, MN 55146-6501.
A $50 penalty may be assessed for each required Form W-4MN not filed with the department.

Form W-4MN

FAQ W-4MN